Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Alan Parker

  • AGE

    64

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Sunday, September 26, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    2:30 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • FUNERAL STREAM

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86407696693?pwd=RkhCb25VbGVpcmJiY1JlRWhwdlZNdz09

    Meeting ID: 864 0769 6693

    Passcode: 776821

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  • OBITUARY

    Alan Parker, 64, beloved husband, father, and friend to all who knew him, unexpectedly passed away on September 26th, 2021. Alan was born on February 11th, 1957, alongside his twin brother Michael, to William Elliot and Lois Bennett Parker in Plainfield, New Jersey. After a little over a year, the family moved south to Asheville, North Carolina. When Alan was 16, his family settled into the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, Georgia. He graduated from North Springs High School in 1975, before attending The University of South Carolina. Alan was a proud member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, where he served as chapter vice president. He eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1979. Afterwards, Alan returned to the City of Atlanta of which he ultimately made his lifelong home. Alan met the love of his life, Helen, during the winter of 1982. It only took one date before they both knew that they would be spending the rest of their lives together. They celebrated their marriage on June 2nd, 1985. After three years, Alan and Helen added the first – Adam – of what would ultimately become a trio of boys. It was not long after that they added their second and third children, Zachary and Alexander.  

    Dating back to even before his graduation from high school, Alan began to work at what would ultimately become Halco Lubricants as a summer job. After graduation from college, Alan returned to the same company as a salesman, before working his way up to be Sales Manager. Alan continued to rise in position to ultimately become President and Co-Owner of Halco Lubricants. Alan believed fully in the qualities of integrity, generosity, and hard work, and credits his escalation from salesman to President by having these core values. Despite his success in business, Alan’s family was his passion. Every second spent outside of his professional life was devoted to the endless sporting activities of his three children. During their sporting careers, he served in various leadership capacities with the East Side Baseball Association, East Marietta Basketball Association, and the Pope Jr. and Varsity Touchdown Booster Clubs. As evidence of his determination to support his children, Alan traveled to well over 20 different colleges and towns, even including an international trip to the Republic of Ireland. Alan would do anything to put a smile on the face of those around him, and was surely one of the nicest and most generous people that anyone would meet during their lifetime. He will be sorely missed. Alan was preceded in death by his parents, William Elliot and Lois Bennett Parker; and his sister, Jacqueline Parker. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Helen Szabo Parker, Brookhaven, GA; sons, Adam Joel Parker and Alexander Matthew Parker, Atlanta, GA; son and daughter-in-law Zachary Aaron Parker and Loretta Modica Parker, Oklahoma City, OK; twin brother, Michael (Lauren) Parker, Atlanta, GA; brothers-in-law, Stephen (Jennifer Aqua) Szabo, Sandy Springs, GA and Larry (Jill) Grossman, Trumbull, CT; nieces: Zoe, Ellie, Abigail, and Sarah; nephews: Jason, Jared, and Matthew. Graveside services to be held on September 29th, 2021 at 2:30 pm at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Both zoom broadcast and sign on-line guest book available at www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choosing in Alan’s name. Suggested charities of the Parker family include the American Diabetes Association and The August Heart Foundation.  

     

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Joan Lengel

    To Helen and Family, What a devastating and shocking loss for all of you. Know that my heart is with you. I hope that in time, embracing the love you all shared will help you heal and that you can begin to move forward with Alan always with you. Sending lots of love, Joan

    October 06, 2021 , 03:44 PM


  • Margot K Griffith

    Dear Helen, I find it difficult to understand the void you and your Boys must feel without Alan. He was way too young to leave you all. It is difficult to understand Our God....Hope you can find comfort in that he did not have to suffer...I wish I could give you a BIG hug to comfort you...Love You! Ron & Margo

    October 06, 2021 , 03:08 AM


  • Liz Cohe

    I just heard the news and I am heartbroken ? I am sending love and peace to you all. Liz & Art Cohen

    October 05, 2021 , 01:01 PM


  • Linda Hornor

    Dear Helen, There are no words, just shocked and saddened by Alan’s death. He was a treasure of a man, sense of humor and always a caring soul. He will be truly missed. I know your close family will care for each other and loving memories will keep you strong Helen.

    October 05, 2021 , 12:42 PM


  • DAVID SKEFFINGTON

    My condolences to the Parker Family. I am so saddened of the news of Alan's passing. I have known Alan for over 15 years and have great memories of the time I spent with him and his brother Mike. Our countless lunches and meetings talking about football, kids, college athletics and how proud he was of his boys and his family. I will miss him but holding on to find memories.

    October 04, 2021 , 03:01 PM


  • Nancy and Shaun O’Reilly

    Dear Helen and family, we just learned of Alan’s sudden passing and we are so sorry for your loss. Alan was truly a one of a kind. Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. Love, Shaun and Nancy

    September 30, 2021 , 10:16 PM


  • Mark and Cindy Gray

    Helen and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am forever grateful that our paths crossed with Alan and your family so many years ago in the pre-school years.

    September 30, 2021 , 07:57 PM


  • Rick Webster

    My condolences to the Parker family. Alan was a trusted friend if mine for 35 years and I had the utmost respect for him and how passionate he was for his family, friends and Halco. I will miss him but will always remember our business meetings and lunches together with him and Mike. RIP Alan, you truly were a difference maker to the people you came in contact with.

    September 30, 2021 , 12:38 PM


  • Cindy Harper

    Dear Helen and family , I am so deeply sorry to hear about Alan’s sudden passing . My heart aches for you all . Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers , holding you close . With love , Cindy Harper

    September 30, 2021 , 10:05 AM


  • Jeanne and Rick Bell

    Helen, Rick and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of Alan. We have such fond memories of Alan and all of our baseball experiences when our boys were younger. Alan was such a genuine person and I know he will be missed by many. Please know that we are thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Jeanne and Rick Bell

    September 30, 2021 , 01:31 AM


  • Maurie Perl

    Helen, Adam, Zachary, Alex, and Michael, along with all of Alan's extended family, The news of Alan's untimely passing is heartbreaking. Such a kind, loving, funny and wonderful man to leave us so soon is never easy. May close family and friends bring comfort and support at this sad time, and may cherished memories and love remain in your heart always when thinking of Alan. Although we didn't see a great deal of each other in our adult lives, he was always so generous and warm when we did speak or see each other. Take care and sending love and sympathy. Love, Maurie

    September 29, 2021 , 07:09 PM


  • Steven Jason

    So very sorry to hear of Alan's passing. He was my fraternity brother and a friend. i know he will be missed by all that knew him.

    September 29, 2021 , 07:03 PM


  • Gary Wayne Sanders

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Helen and Alan's family. He was not only a ZBT fraternity brother, but a friend, as well. My he rest in peace.

    September 29, 2021 , 06:35 PM


  • Daniel Hayes

    I'm deeply saddened to learn of Alan's passing. It's abundantly clear that Alan, at his core, was a family man; many conversations I've had with his sons - Adam in particular - reflect this. As young men in our late twenties and early thirties, we've found ourselves speaking about families, fatherhood, etc. The Parker brothers (as our friend group fondly refers to them) have always expressed a deep appreciation and profound respect for their dad. The outpouring of love and support found in this guestbook is touching, and it's a mere shadow of the love and support Alan gave his family.

    September 29, 2021 , 06:00 PM


  • Simon & Rebecca Osborn

    Dear Helen, Adam, Zach and Alexander Rebecca and I are truly heartbroken for you. Alan was a truly wonderful man and someone we were blessed to call a real friend. He was the easiest person to get along with, always making you feel welcome and comfortable. Match that with his sense of humor….it meant we always looked forward to and enjoyed the many dinners we shared together across Atlanta over the years. His commitment to and love for his family was always there for all to see. We will miss him. We are here for you all for anything we can help with, always. Love Rebecca and Simon

    September 29, 2021 , 05:06 PM


  • Dave Thorpe

    Helen and Parker Family, Words cant describe how sorry I am to hear about the loss of Alan. While I only met him a few times, I felt like I knew him on a very personal level due to how often he came up in conversations with Adam, Alexander, and Zachary. The joy they expressed any time he was discussed illustrates how much he was loved, respected, and admired by your family. I have always been impressed at how close the Parker family is, so while it’s hard for me to even imagine how much pain you must be in, I hope you’re able to find support in relying on each other right now. I have not been able to stop thinking about y'all since I heard the news on Sunday, so please know that your friends are here for support as well.

    September 29, 2021 , 01:36 PM


  • Danny Gordin

    I was a ZBT fraternity brother with Alan at USC back in the day of which I have so many memories of our time in the fraternity. My condolences to you and your family. May his memory be for a blessing and May G-d comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

    September 29, 2021 , 11:34 AM


  • Samuel K. Kaplan

    I’m at a loss for words but blessed with wonderful memories particularly of our years in ZBT at the University of South Carolina and the subsequent years in Atlanta. You always knew where you stood with Alan. If he had something to say, he was direct and didn’t sugar coat his message. He was quick to tell you if he thought that someone “was full of” it and he told them to their face! He loved his family, he was a good and loyal friend, strong willed, focused and a leader... in The Fraternity and an active participant in B’nai B’rith Leo M. Frank Lodge. I have so many terrific recollections of Alan. One of which was when he took us home to meet the folks and shared the time that he and Michael threw a huge party, in high school, at home when their parents had gone out of town only to have them return EARLY. Apparently, I found the words that I had temporarily misplaced. He was loved and we will miss him terribly!!

    September 29, 2021 , 05:03 AM


  • Daria Maxey

    Greg and I are so deeply saddened by the shocking news of Alan’s passing. Our memories go back many many years with Alan and your family. Helen our thoughts and prayers are with you, the boys, Mike and all of the extended family during this very difficult time. Prayers that you find peace and comfort knowing that so many of us care.

    September 29, 2021 , 02:14 AM


  • Jill Lehrer

    My heartfelt condolences. I hope your love & memories bring you some comfort & peace. Hugs to you Jill Lehrer

    September 29, 2021 , 02:04 AM


  • Ellen and Lee Altschuler, Dorothy and Gerald Eisen

    We send our sincere sympathy and love and are terribly sorry about Alan's death. Sending you much comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with Alan, Helen and Michael, the entire Parker family, and friends.

    September 29, 2021 , 01:16 AM


  • Barbara Andrews

    We are thinking of you all and our hearts are heavy. The Andrews family grieves with you. Sending love, and many prayers to all of the Parkers.

    September 29, 2021 , 12:26 AM


  • Heidi VinCola

    Helen, I am heartbroken for your family after hearing of Alan’s passing. I hope you are comforted by the love of close family and friends during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Heidi

    September 28, 2021 , 09:27 PM


  • Darrell and Jennifer Moon

    Darrell and I worked with Alan for years and were deeply saddened to learn of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Helen, Adam, Zachary, Alexander, Mike and the entire Parker family.

    September 28, 2021 , 07:44 PM


  • Rick Bennett

    Helen, I was deeply saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. I have known Alan for 30 years and we have always had a great relationship. He was one of my favorite clients and I have very fond memories of our dealings over the years. I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that I am available to help you with your financial matters. I will not be able to attend the service tomorrow because I am a high risk for COVID. God Bless You and your family.

    September 28, 2021 , 07:11 PM


  • Connie & Jeff Lyle

    We are heartbroken over this news. Alan was such a wonderful spirit that always provided light and joy in any environment. Our prayers and sympathy are with Helen, Adam, Zachary, Alexander and with his brother Michael.

    September 28, 2021 , 05:11 PM


  • Nick Powers

    My prayers on your loss. I have fond memories of Alan (bros) from our time as fraternity brothers at USC. Alan was always fun to be with and I remember our conversations on many things. Always a smile and fun to be with. God Bless Nick Powers

    September 28, 2021 , 04:24 PM


  • JoAnn Sylvia-Carney

    Alan Parker will be truly missed. It was an honor to know him, and a privilege to work with him. I know my life is better for him being in it. My deepest condolences to Helen, Adam, Zachary, Alexander, and the entire Parker family.

    September 28, 2021 , 04:04 PM


  • Katy Bennett

    I am shocked and saddened by the news of Alan’s death. I have been fortunate to have known and worked with Alan over the last 10 years within the oil business. He had a heart of gold and will be truly missed.

    September 28, 2021 , 12:31 PM


  • SUE AND UDI SANDALON

    Helen we are absolutely heartbroken for you. I have no words of comfort for this devastating loss but please know you are in our thoughts and I pray that Gd gives you the strength you need. Alan was such a special man and he will truly be missed by all that knew him.

    September 28, 2021 , 12:28 PM


  • The Reiff Family

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the Parker Families. Alan was so fortunate to have a loving family . We love you Andy, Karen, Nate , Gabby and Fran

    September 28, 2021 , 11:56 AM


  • The Reiff Family

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the Parker Families. Alan was so fortunate to have a loving family . We love you Andy, Karen, Nate , Gabby and Fran

    September 28, 2021 , 11:56 AM


  • Makr and Anne Stephen

    We are so saddened to hear of Alan's passing. I have a lot of found memeories of him from ZBT. He was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathy and heartfel prayers for the family.

    September 28, 2021 , 10:25 AM


  • Nancy and Steve Sellinger

    Helen and Michael so sorry to hear about Alan.

    September 28, 2021 , 12:53 AM


  • Richard & Jackie Lewenthal

    We are shocked and most saddened to learn of Alan's sudden passing. We attended USC/ZBT together and he was one if the best people any of us knew. Our deepest sympathy to Helen, Mike and everyone in the family. We will pray for you as you all work through this most difficult time.

    September 27, 2021 , 10:58 PM


  • Judy Stein

    Helen, I am heart broken to hear about the passing of your dear husband Alan. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time! Sending so much love your way… Judy Stein

    September 27, 2021 , 09:41 PM


  • Robin Lurey-Manheim

    I knew Alan at USC as one of the ZBT little sisters... I remember him as one of the kindest guys. ..He was always smiling...and that laugh ...I'll never forget. May he rest in peace and may you hold his memories close... So sorry for your loss..

    September 27, 2021 , 07:38 PM


  • John Hoey

    Alan was one of the kindest and funniest fraternity brothers I had at South Carolina. He was a true friend, always there with a gesture of support and a hilarious aside. May he rest in peace and may his family know that he is loved by so many.

    September 27, 2021 , 01:55 PM


  • Susan G Goldman

    Helen....my heart is broken for you and your family for the untimely loss of your sweet Alan. He was such a special friend to all, and he will be deeply missed. May your memories you made with Alan provide comfort to you now and always. Sending hugs...Susan

    September 27, 2021 , 01:55 PM


  • David Borenstein

    Helen and family, Julie joins me in expressing our sorrow at this sad news. Alan was such a good guy. I knew him well when I was in the auto parts business. He always went the extra mile to help. He truly became a friend. Best wishes at this difficult time. David Borenstein

    September 27, 2021 , 01:55 PM


  • Michael Shortt

    Condolences on behalf of all his ZBT Brothers at USC. Alan was always the life of the party, our memories are enhanced by his presence in them. Rest in Peace Brother.

    September 27, 2021 , 01:55 PM


  • Bobby Bernstein

    My heart is absolutely broken. Helen, you know Alan was truly a brother to me in every sense of the word. Words can't express the grief we feel and our love for you and your family.

    September 27, 2021 , 01:55 PM


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